just letting you know this post isn’t really about ice… One of the rituals when you go to architecture school is to stand in front of a bunch of people (typically made up of your classmates and other professors) and present your design. As soon as you finish presenting, your project – and how you(…)
In order to design a successful residence, you need to develop a relationship with your client that goes beyond functionality based solely on needs. Yes, there will probably be bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen, some living areas, and sometimes the odd side room etc. but it’s important to understand how each client will want to(…)
The European design house of Hermes and Wally are jointly responsible for this new mega-yacht the ‘WHY’. At one point in the video, the designers talk about how responsible they are be creating this luxury yacht with solar panels on the roof. Wow – solar panels? that is responsible because most other luxury yachts are(…)
The Woodall Rogers Park foundation announced that they received a $3 million donation from Chase Bank on Monday (02/01). Chase’s contribution is the lead donation in the final phase of The Park’s capital campaign with a goal of raising $30 million for The Park’s amenities and programming. The Park will serve as a central gathering(…)
I started the blog “Life of an Architect” in an effort to learn more about using the internet and it’s technology to communicate ideas, concepts, projects etc. (my first blog effort was on being technologically relevant). It’s been just over two weeks since I started and I thought I should reflect on the original purpose(…)
According to Merriam-Webster, the word ‘Classy‘ is defined as having or showing class, Elegant, Stylish. I think that as soon as you call something classy, it no longer ceases to be. Classy is one of those words that just shouldn’t ever be used – EVER. There is an article on WikiHOW on how to be(…)
Urinals – do they need to go? (1st pun) I just don’t understand why urinals are the way they are. The function they serve is pretty obvious and I am pretty sure that the invention of the first urinal was one of those Eureka! moments when necessity and opportunity collide. Like all really good ideas,(…)
To think that the intent of measuring one’s IQ is to determine to capability and capacity of an individual and that no amount of effort or preparation will allow someone with a 110 IQ to work a job that typically requires the capacity of a brain measuring something higher.
The ability of any designer to be any good at what they do (at least in a service capacity) is their ability to listen to a client, who can’t describe why they like something other than they like it, and walk them through what they are looking at and describe it for them. Hopefully, the process will get you both to the essence of what makes a thing great and apply those qualities to something new without resorting to copying.
My desk is 20′ long. That’s a big desk but I need it because the drawings I use take up a lot of space. There are other items that have found a home on my desk because I use them (sketch paper, pens and various beverages that were only partly consumed) and when done, I(…)